‘And Still Pursuing Impossible Desires’ was first exhibited at ‘Minky Manky’, a group show curated by Carl Freedman at the South London Gallery.
The work is part of Hirst’s ‘Mental Escapology’ series and alludes to “a fairground kind of magic”. He explains: “When you first see it, you’ll think it’s a floating sphere, but then, as you look closely, you’ll see your own reflection and you’ll see it’s done with mirrors. So at first you’ll think, ‘How is that possible?’ But then you’ll understand how it’s done. So it becomes a sculpture about desire, desire without location.”